just as his lord would wait, and afterwards let the essoin of bed-sickness be returned  and a writ for viewing the infirm person [issue].]1[If the writ is a writ of right close,  as a praecipe in capite, which is immediately handed to the sheriff and sent to the  Bench, let it be returned in this way. First let the essoiners be exacted, secondly the  demandant or his essoiner, and then if all are present,2 let the essoiners at once be  told publicly to go home; thus it is manifest that they are not essoiners but messengers,  because they receive no day. And afterwards let this be said: And you N.,  the demandant, (or essoiner) will have a writ for having him viewed, and if it is a  passing illness, [a day] at such a term or such a day.3 Thus it is manifest that the  demandant receives a day certain,4 that is, a common day, that he may then come  and sue. Of the year and day at the Tower of London let no mention be made,  because whether languor ought to be awarded or not is still pending, and it is the  business of the viewers to give the essoinee a day after they have viewed him, a year  and a day from the day of their view at the Tower of London. If the writ of right  is patent, which always remains in the demandant's possession, as where the plea  has been transferred from the county court to the great court, the writ of right  must first be demanded, that is, on the second day while the plea is new, and it  suffices with respect to all subsequent essoins that it be shown once, and when it has  been shown and read let the essoin be returned. If the demandant does not have it  at hand, let the essoin not be returned until it has been shown, and if he does not  show it within the fourth day, let proceedings then be taken to default against the  demandant, and the essoiners will withdraw sine die, as in the roll of Trinity term  in the fifteenth year of king Henry in the county of Worcester, [the case] of Adam  of Thormarton.5 Let the enrolment be made as follows when the essoiners offer  themselves against the demandant on the fourth day: A. and B. the essoiners of  such a one offered themselves on the fourth day against such a one, who claimed so  much land against such a one. The demandant came but did not have his writ of  right, on the first, nor the second, the third or the fourth day, and therefore the  essoiners sine die with respect to that writ. The reason may be because no writ was  impetrated nor shown in the court of the chief lord.]
Who are to be exacted in returning an essoin.
 [In returning an essoin of bed-sickness all whom the plea touches are to be exacted,  the husband if his wife has been essoined and conversely. Likewise parceners, that  they may have
1. et breve . . . infirmum, from line 1; infra 110; om: ita quod